Re: Magic Circles Taught by Zondervan & Seeker pastor Mark Batterson
couple things, There are lot so churches that use Alpha and believers who have engaged without any awareness of the problematic roots. So a church using Alpha does not immediately mean involvement with new age.
Not that being said, he is involved with National Prayer breakfast, however a lot of folks participate in that without awareness of the roots to the Noetic. There are plenty of deceptions out there. All I Know is what my impression is currently. It is my impression and not designitating as anything have discerned clearly. My impression is that of one who went off on own path and ideals.
Also I do not like use of the "mystic/contemplative" pejorative as well. It is as damaging and a "charasmatic" "tongue speaking" pejoratives that have existed. There are sincere folks who get caught up in these webs. The use of pejoratives really does nothing to influence anyone from not going down that path.
True peace is not the absence of pain or suffering but only found in full surrender to the King of Kings